Despite charges of racism from the Barack Obama camp, former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro yesterday refused to back off earlier comments that the candidate is enjoying a campaign advantage because of his race. "Every time that campaign is upset about something, they call it racist,” snipped Ferrro. “I will not be discriminated against because I’m white. If they think they’re going to shut up Geraldine Ferraro with that kind of stuff, they don’t know me."
The Obama campaign went on the attack over Ferraro's statement last week that Obama "would not be in this position" if he were a white man or a "woman of any color." Clinton, who spent yesterday campaigning in Pennsylvania, has distanced herself from Ferraro's remarks.